Rachel Ringler is a writer, museum docent, challah instructor, and cook who has strong feelings about the important role food plays in life, in family and in community.

The Grand Canvases of Nirit Takele’s Ethiopian-Israeli Experience

The painter Nirit Takele, already a celebrated artist at 33 years old, is evoking the spirit of both her homelands in her bold work


The Lamps That Burned for Thousands of Years

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum explores Hanukkah lamps through the ages, from gold and silver to acorn shell and pomegranate peel


Mexican Chef Pati Jinich Does Shabbat

The Mexican-Jewish chef blends her roots to make chicken soup for the soul and guacamole topped with ‘gribenes’


Singing to My Yiddishe Mama in Her Final Hours

As our mother lay dying, we did what we could to ease her on her way; we sang to her


A Tale of Love and Challah

How better to surprise my daughter on her wedding day than with the ultimate Jewish comfort food?

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